LAST UPDATED: JUNE 28, 2017
Braces could help you achieve that dream of having straight teeth and a great smile, but you will need to continue brushing and flossing your teeth in order to keep your mouth healthy. This orthodontic treatment works best when
you practice proper oral hygiene. It may take a little more effort than you are used to, but all good things require extra work. The end results will be well worth it. Once the braces come off, you will begin to notice that beautiful, healthy smile.
What is plaque?
Plaque is not a myth; it is a problem that no one wants! Each day, plaque will find its way into your mouth, but with thorough cleanings throughout the day, you can remove it. Removing the plaque is even more important when you have braces because the wires give the plaque more places to hide within the mouth. The saliva, food, and bacteria make up the plaque that will hide itself within the brackets of your braces, and if it is not removed, it can cause various dental issues, such as:
- Bad Breath
- Swollen Gums
- Teeth Staining